This past weekend I met up with some amazing TPT sellers and phenomenal key speakers and excellent business women in their niche market. The northeastern TPT meet up had absolutely amazing professional development that was provided along with a great opportunity to network with other TPT sellers was an experience I will never forget.
1. First impressions are crucial and often permanent. This was explained in one of the professional development sessions where they talked about different images and ways to create covers on products and resources. But it also has to do with when you're first introducing yourself to someone or meeting someone for the first time. First impressions will change how someone sees you and what opportunities are provided to you in the future. I had the opportunity to speak with Jillian from the TPT New York offices and it was an absolute blast. Jen Jones was the one to introduce me to her and now she is coming down to my kindergarten classroom to visit. My first impression of her was that she is a down-to-earth girl that just wants to provide an amazing experience for teacher sellers and entrepreneurs. I can't wait to meet up with her again!
My second take away from this conference is that even being a seller you need to help your customers and colleagues solve a problem. Working to solve a problem for others, you really need to remember to treat them with kindness and see things from their perspective. Always listen and begin to understand their point of view. Repeat customers will come when you are consistently solving a problem for them and making them feel heard. I'm going to leave off number two with a quote that my mom told me every day before I left for school "be a good friend, and a good listener".
3. Everyone has an expertise and everyone has their journey. Just because your journey is different from another's does not mean you're not on the right track for you. Do what's best for you and your family, continue your journey and become successful in your own time. Allow others to help you and teacherpreneurs are the most helpful kind and willing to help people. It's all about your journey; be you, and true to yourself!
The northeastern TPT meet up was an absolutely amazing weekend. I thank all of the organizers and presenters. I learned so much and had a blast meeting new people. I can't wait for next year!!!!
Maybe I will have to create a meet up in North Carolina for next year... That would be a blast!!!